Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Essentials Guest Post

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Hey you guys! I’m Amy, and you can find me over at Amy V. Norris! I’m a Classics and English freshman at King’s College London and lover of everything preppy, American or book-related. 
Right, now that’s out of the way we can get on with the post!

Now that it's officially December, I can't keep pretending that it's still Autumn. I can't believe I have to wait a whole year for my favourite season to come around again! Winter gets rough in the UK, to the point where ‘it’s too cold to snow’ is a phrase I hear on a daily basis. So these are my essentials to help me survive until Spring:

#1 Starbucks Stainless Steel Hammered Tumbler in rose gold - I'm obsessed with this! I've been looking for a tumbler to take coffee to class rather than leaving fifteen minutes early so I can take the route to class that passes Starbucks. I find myself wishing I'd got the Verismo instead of the Nespresso machine so that I could have Starbucks christmas blend coffee every morning, but I'll settle for buying all their syrups instead!

#2 Wintery romanic comedies a la Love Actually, The Holiday, Serendipity, The Family Stone, and Elf - it’s more comedy than romantic but it’s my favourite holiday film! 

#3 Jack Wills handwarmers - It gets to the point where I debate wearing a second pair of gloves along with my five layers of clothing plus scarf and earmuffs and so these hand warmers are a life saver. You just press the little metal plate inside them, which activates some kind of chemical reaction and makes them warm up. Perfect.

#4 Kiehl’s lip balm #1 - I got this at JFK airport in February for $7 and was so surprised to find out it’s £14 in the UK! I regretted buying it for a while because it’s so moisture-rich, but I’ve been applying it every few hours since the temperature has dropped, and my lips have stayed completely un-chapped! 
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Hope you enjoyed that guest post from Amy! As you guys already know I am obsessed with her and her blog, so go check it out! I should be slaving over my finals but now I'm just in the mood to be festive and watch Love Actually! 
What are some of your winter essentials? 
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